Haiti - FLASH : Journalist Guyler C. Delva assaults GJH's Young-President
Excerpts from the protest note :
"The Association of Volunteers for Democracy (AVD), organizing body of the Youth Government of Haiti (GJH), is dismayed to learn that the journalist Guyler C. Delva slapped on Friday morning in the studio of radio Caraïbes FM, the Young Youth President of Haiti, Faranday Pierre-Louis, invited to the program 'Matin Caraïbes' to talk about an activity that the GJH organized Saturday at the Lycée Fritz Pierre-Louis.
The Young President, accompanied by the Young Prime Minister, Myflesta Gourdet, was brutally prevented from speaking on the show, without reasons, by Mr Delva. Under the insistence of the other animators, the Young-President was invited to leave the seat he occupied to take that of another host of the program, Edmond Jean-Baptiste [...]
Despite this, Mr. Guyler C. Delva moved to pick up the microphone in front of the young president before slapping him in the face. Faced of this odious act, the other animators of 'Matin Caraïbes' announced to their public that Mr. Delva had just made an unworthy act and that he let him complete the program alone and withdrew with the Young President and the Young Premier Minister the studio.
The Association of Volunteers for Democracy strongly condemns this aggression unworthy of Guyler C. Delva on the young President of the Republic, Faranday Pierre-Louis. It considers this gesture to be an offense to the Haitian youth... The AVD also considers this act without greatness of a journalist who claimed to defend other journalists from any form of aggression, as a spit in the face of the organized and active youth of Haiti. By attacking the Young President of the Republic, all the Haitian youth also feels assaulted...
Since its installation on 23 February, the Youth Government of Haiti has encountered all sorts of difficulties. But the young have shown willingness to stand and go to the end, as they are the present and the future of Haiti.
[...] The Association of Volunteers for Democracy, like all the organized groups of the Youth sector, is ready to accompany the young President of the Republic in all the steps he wishes to undertake."
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